On a night of great boxing action at the Genting Arena on March 24, unbeaten welterweight Tommy Loach earned himself a draw when he took on Brierley Hill’s gritty southpaw MJ Hall.
In a gruelling, rousing four round see-saw affair Loach, who came into the fight no doubt eager to continue his winning ways, found a sturdy opponent in Hall who, despite still searching for his first pro win, was as game and as hard as they come.
On looks alone Loach, the West Bromwich born fighter, could easily be mistaken for Gennady ‘Triple G’ Golovkin, but he’s going to have to go some to achieve a similar fight record to the current WBA, WBC, IBF, and IBO middleweight Champion. This bout will have provided some valuable experience for him and despite not grabbing the win he craved, it was the type of fight that will have done him more good than harm.
Yet to come on the impressive fight card that formed a part of BCB Promotion’s Now or Never edition, were four massive title fights including the IBO Continental Middleweight Title showdown between Andrew Robinson and Nicky Jenman. However, the performances of both Loach and Hall showed that even with no title at stake – fighters, more often than not, come to win fights.
It was an eager and appreciative crowd that applauded both fighters’ efforts when, after the final bell, MC Ben Walters delivered the unsurprising 39-39 verdict.